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Benjamin H. Ballard

Litigation Attorney at Larkspur, CA

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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    30 years handling business litigations in statte and federal court for plaintiffs and defendants, large and small companies and individuals

    44 years

  2. Business
    25%
    30 years counseling small business and individuals on business start, operating and winding up

    44 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    30 years counseling business and individuals on a variety of contracts and leases, including business, employment and real estate

    44 years

Business litigation and counseling, as well as general litigation of tort, real estate and trust and estates matters since 1980.  "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell.  I handle cases from initial consultation through trial and appeal.  Equally skilled at mediation and arbitration claims.

Location

Benjamin H. Ballard
900 Larkspur Landing Circle
Ste 226
Larkspur, CA, 94939

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner (Associate 1980 - 1986)
  • Thacher, Albrecht & Ratcliff, San Francisco CA
  • 1980 - 1997

Education

  • UC Hastings COL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contra Costa County Superior Court Trust Dispute
  • Obtained agreement that amendment was binding, and agreement to pay beneficiary legal expense as surcharge
  • Marin County Partition action
  • Obtained interlocutory judgment of partion in kind of all but one property

Associations

  • Marin County Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1981 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1981 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1988
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1986
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985
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Publications

  • Marin Lawyer
  • Using the Claim and Delivery Statute to Get or Keep Possession of Personal Property
  • 2009
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in California (contributing editor, San Francisco)
  • 2004
  • Marin Lawyer
  • When Worlds Collide: 10 Tips on Evaluating a "Marvin" Claim Asserted Against a Decedent's Estate
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, San Francisco CA Dec. 2011 meeting
  • Attorney Client Confidentiality Issues Relating to Use of Social Media
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Benjamin
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is an excellent, ethical and hard-working attorney, with whom I've worked on many matters."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked and consulted with Ben Ballard on several complex matters, including a complex partnership litigation, a 21 parcel partition action, and a recently concluded probate litigation. Ben's superior legal writing, litigation and negotiation skills were a primary reason each case was resolved favorably for our side. Ben's practice is on the cutting edge technologically. He uses technology to leverage the effectiveness of his legal practice and to save his clients money and time. At the same time, he communicates clearly and effectively with his clients and with co-counsel. I have referred several clients to Ben, and the feedback I have received has always been favorable. I recommend Ben Ballard without hesitation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although quite new to Avvo, Mr. Ballard's answers to Avvo questions are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of Avvo askers. These are precisely the qualitites that any client would look for in an attorney. It's now been one year since I wrote the above endorsement. I just read an answer of Mr. Ballard that might be one of the ten best ever posted on Avvo in the area of corporate law."
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